Jan 13, 2024

School Nurse - Substitute

  • TrulyHired
  • Watertown, MA, USA

Job Description

Position: School Nurse - Substitute

Position Type: Substitute

Department: Student Services

Location: Watertown Public Schools

Reports to: Principal, Student Services Administration

Salary range: $135 per diem

General Description:

The substitute school nurse provides skilled nursing care and management of the special needs of students as well as medication administration. Routine emergency care is provided for students and staff. If necessary, students are referred to their primary healthcare provider for an evaluation. For students with complex medical needs, the substitute school nurse may act as a liaison for the school, home, and outside medical facilities. The substitute school nurse promotes student wellness and assists in maintaining a healthy school environment.

1. Provides emergency medical care to students.
2. Administers and/or supervises the administration of prescription medication to students.
3. Counsels and/or educates students in small groups or as individuals concerning medical issues.
4. Conducts formal and informal evaluations of medical conditions and develops accurate medical summaries on students.
5. Teaches mini-courses to small groups of students in Medical/Health areas relating to survival skills.
6. Monitors and assesses compliance with immunization standards as per WTPs and DPH regulations.
7. Performs vision, hearing, scoliosis, dental, and other health-related screening as required by DPH or WTPs school health services.
Develops and maintains contacts with medical persons or facilities who might provide direct service or consultation. Participates in Service Team Meetings of students when medical input, interpretation, or consultation is needed. Establishes and maintains appropriate record-keeping and reporting formats and procedures. Conducts formal workshops and/or informal training for staff as appropriate. Maintains adequate and updated health records. Serves as medical representative to evaluations and re-evaluations, obtains and interprets medical evaluation at these meetings.

Qualifications Required:
1. Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse
2. CPR & First Aid Certification

Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment

Experience in: support services in a school setting; liaison and case management; high-risk, multi-problem children and adolescents

Equal Opportunity Employer
Watertown Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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